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Attributed to Leng Mei (1677-1742): Female Scholar and Attendant

Auction Date: December 18, 2020

Sold for: $18,000


Lot: 5218

Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk, signed, with two seals, remounted as a scroll painting. The elegantly robed figure seated at her painting table while being groomed by an attendant standing at her side, embellished with a kingfisher and pearl ornament in her hair and clad in a pastel silk floor-length gown, flanked at either side by elegant swags of aqua silk drapery the tall scholars book shelf behind with the volumes bearing an inscription Noble Lady Poets.
Size of the image: 67 3/4 x 37 1/4 inches (172 x 94.5 cm).
Provenance: Property from a San Francisco collection, purchased on September 18, 1998 from Le Vieux Manoir Gallery, 8, rue de Beaune, 75007 Paris, France.
Condition: Minor staining.


Auction Date: December 18, 2020


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